History Main / LudicrousPrecision

13th Jun '18 12:43:40 PM Sabrewing
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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Ultimate'' measures damage percentages to an extra decimal point, although the digit after the decimal is significantly smaller.
6th May '18 12:30:14 PM Asherinka
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* In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', Doctor Strange looks through 14,000,605 versions of future.
1st Feb '18 12:15:27 AM eroock
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25th Oct '17 7:15:20 AM Nepeta
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* ''WebComic/{{Chiasmata}}'' 's [[ExpositionFairy Archivist]] takes this trope UpToEleven.
--> "Incorrect. It is not alive. I believe it has been dead for approximately two quadrillion, three hundred and five trillion, forty-three billion, six hundred and fifty-four million, five hundred and twenty-eight thousand, eight hundred and three seconds. The margin of error is one point eight five nine one three seconds, almost intolerably large."
20th Oct '17 12:22:55 AM Trueman001
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* {{Wiki/Wikipedia}} articles sometimes fall victim to this; for instance, the article on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_One_%28roller_coaster%29 The Big One roller coaster]] stated that its £12,000,000 cost to build equated to "$19,669,316" -- which assumes that the cost was '''''exactly''''' £12,000,000.00 to the penny. A far more reasonable statement of the cost would be $20,000,000.

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* {{Wiki/Wikipedia}} articles sometimes fall victim to this; for instance, the article on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_One_%28roller_coaster%29 The Big One roller coaster]] stated that its £12,000,000 cost to build equated to "$19,669,316" -- which assumes assumed that the cost was '''''exactly''''' £12,000,000.00 to the penny. penny (and used the wrong conversion rate anyway; probably the rate current at the time of editing, rather than at the time the coaster opened in 1994). A far more reasonable statement of the cost would be $20,000,000.$20,000,000 (or $18,000,000 if the correct conversion is used).
16th Oct '17 3:32:31 AM DrFraud
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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8462437/chapters/27963012 This Gonna Be Good]'':

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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8462437/chapters/27963012 This Gonna Be Good]'':Good]]'':
16th Oct '17 3:32:06 AM DrFraud
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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8462437/chapters/27963012 This Gonna Be Good]'':
-->'''Deadpool:''' [Harri] only took out those who got in her way and I didnít stop to play with any bodies but Iím like 87.43257% sure that they were breathing.
28th Sep '17 6:11:16 AM Gosicrystal
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* Fi, the local ExpositionFairy of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', loves to throw out [[IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect percentages]] any time a possibility arises. Though the numbers are a lot broader than other examples on this page, always a multiple of 5, she still gives them in uncertain situations when such probabilities should be incalculable. As with [[MillionToOneChance most examples of this]], the suggested possibility is ''always'' the case, even though Fi gives probabilities ranging from 40% to 95% (never 100%). Apparently she's not very confident, even though she's always right.
** She does use an absolute one time, however: when [[spoiler: you are about to enter Demise's realm]], Fi tells you [[PointOfNoReturn there is a 0% chance of you returning unless you are able to defeat him.]] The fact that she almost never uses absolutes makes it all the more chilling when she does.
** More comically, the only other time she uses an absolute (100%) is when she is calculating your chances of being irritated by a crow pooping on your head.

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* Fi, the local ExpositionFairy of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', loves to throw out [[IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect percentages]] any time a possibility arises. Though the numbers are a lot broader than other examples on this page, always a multiple of 5, she still gives them in uncertain situations when such probabilities should be incalculable. As with [[MillionToOneChance most examples of this]], the suggested possibility is ''always'' the case, even though Fi gives probabilities ranging from 40% to 95% (never 100%). Apparently she's not very confident, even though she's always right.
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right. She does use an absolute one time, however: when [[spoiler: you are about to enter Demise's realm]], Fi tells you [[PointOfNoReturn there is a 0% chance of you returning unless you are able to defeat him.]] The fact that she almost never uses absolutes makes it all the more chilling when she does.
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does. And more comically, the only other time she uses an absolute (100%) is when she is calculating your chances of being irritated by a crow pooping on your head.
26th Sep '17 8:26:55 PM DrFraud
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* Played for laughs in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2205019/1/Harry-Potter-the-Azkaban-Parody Harry Potter and the Azkaban Parody]]'', where Harry takes every opportunity to point out that he was unjustly incarcerated for "one year, three months, two weeks, four days, seven hours, thirteen minutes and twenty-six seconds."

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* Played for laughs in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2205019/1/Harry-Potter-the-Azkaban-Parody Harry Potter and the Azkaban Parody]]'', where Harry takes every opportunity to point out comment that he was unjustly incarcerated for "one year, three months, two weeks, four days, seven hours, thirteen minutes and twenty-six seconds."
3rd Sep '17 1:22:04 AM SeptimusHeap
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%%* ''{{Amelie}}'', the narrator.

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%%* ''{{Amelie}}'', ''Film/{{Amelie}}'', the narrator.
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